Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY SIGNEE ROUNDUP: Many Ready for the Next Level

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY SIGNEE ROUNDUP: Many Ready for the Next Level

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Greensboro High School football coach Richard Bevill remembers the days when defensive end Jamerson Pasteur was the biggest kid in his sixth grade class, and now he'll be taking that size (6-4, 286) and his talents to Alabama State University.

Pasteur, who transferred from Akron after the school closed its doors last year, said he is looking forward to playing at the next level.

"It felt like family. It was like I was already family," Pasteur said of meeting with the Hornets coaching staff and players.

ASU had the second ranked scoring defense in the Southwestern Athletic Conference last season and added 12 players on that side of that ball, including Pasteur, a player that Bevill is confident will succeed in the NCAA Division I FCS program.

"I was at Akron four or five years before I came back up to Greensboro, and I coached Jamerson four of those years," Bevill said. "I always knew he was a yes and no sir kid and had a positive attitude."

Greensboro wide receiver LaAnthony Robinson signed with Miles College.

"When I went to visit, I liked the atmosphere a lot," Robinson said. "I liked the coaches and the staff. They seemed like they really want to help you and really want you to better your education, so I think that is the best choice for me."

Aliceville

Yellow Jackets head coach Rico Jackson invited the eighth grade players to attend the signing ceremony for defensive tackle Anthony Brown and cornerback Daquan Curry on Wednesday morning.

He wanted the young players to see first-hand what is possible by working hard not only on the football field, but in the classroom.

"I think it's a great representation of you can do both," Jackson said. "You don't have to pick. I know people want to pick, but you don't have to pick and you can excel in both."

Brown signed with Mississippi Valley State University and Curry signed with Alabama A&M.

"It's a great feeling," Brown said. "A lot of kids dream about it, but only a few make it."

Both schools are NCAA Division I FCS programs and members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

"I know Alabama A&M has a good one in Daquan and Mississipi Valley has a good one in Anthony," Jackson said. …

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